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Poster: ringolevio Date: Aug 10, 2010 5:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Alabama Bound

Good luck Sky Dawg. I'm going through similar stuff with my folks. (See them often now, though it hasn't always been happy.) It's a roller coaster emotionally.

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Poster: SkyDawg Date: Aug 10, 2010 6:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Alabama Bound

A"roller coaster" is right. My Mom remembers things from decades ago, but still questions me on my flight schedule... She repeatedly asks "Just tell us when you are coming.." even though the flight information was booked by them.
"August 30 through September 6 Mom " But when are you coming! We need to know"
"August 30-September 6 Mom, I don't understand what the confusion is here?"
" But we need to know when you are coming?!"

"August 30-September 6 Ma.."
And so on and so on with frustration...

And on & on....

So sad.. I had to draft my niece as an interpreter... I hope someone is there to meet me at the airport at least...


This post was modified by SkyDawg on 2010-08-10 13:01:19

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Aug 10, 2010 6:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Alabama Bound

you are not alone ....thats what elderly parents do!!! mine are in their 80s and i get the same type of thing....hang in there...!!!!!!!

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Poster: SkyDawg Date: Aug 10, 2010 6:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Alabama Bound

Thank you! Mine are 88 and 85.
The end of the road I fear.

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Poster: ducats Date: Aug 10, 2010 5:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Alabama Bound

you've seen your parents twice in 31 years and you're worried about yourself?

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Aug 10, 2010 8:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Alabama Bound

ducats , that was plain not nice .

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Poster: ducats Date: Aug 10, 2010 3:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Alabama Bound

I simply asked a question.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Aug 10, 2010 3:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Alabama Bound

And asking questions is a good way to learn things.

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Poster: SkyDawg Date: Aug 10, 2010 6:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Alabama Bound

No way ducats!
I'm very worried about them though! And you know nothing about it.... Reserve your judgments for yourself amigo.

I don't care about myself at all... in spite of how my feeble writing skills came across
I just want to say my goodbyes.
I'm trying to gather good medicine and good vibes here.. I thought some of you here might understand. If I am out of line I apologize. I think (or thought) of this group as a sympathetic family, but I could be wrong.
Difficult to explain. Maybe judgment and sarcasm prevail here..
Thanks to the others for their kind wishes though..

This post was modified by SkyDawg on 2010-08-10 13:07:27

This post was modified by SkyDawg on 2010-08-10 13:11:57

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Aug 10, 2010 8:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Alabama Bound - best wishes

32 teeth in a jawbone

My dad has vascular dementia and it is a nightmare. Best wishes.

Could be many good reasons why one does not return to the comfy confines of 'Bama and home, and certainly not mine to judge, so just wishing you good luck on what is a farewell trip...

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Poster: ducats Date: Aug 10, 2010 3:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Alabama Bound

I simply asked a question.

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Poster: SkyDawg Date: Aug 12, 2010 3:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Alabama Bound

No hard feelings ducats!

I took your question to heart and spent days meditating on it. We don't know each other, you don't know my story or family history, and I take the question as probing, (but uninformed); designed for soul-searching. This is a very painful time and I need to look into my own heart and make sure that my medicine, karma, and intent will be pure. This will be a spiritual journey, and so far I have been allowed to gather powerful medicine from my friends here, my friends now as well as my friends from the past. I thank all of you!

Be well, and may peace be unto you.

This post was modified by SkyDawg on 2010-08-12 10:36:48

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Aug 10, 2010 6:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Alabama Bound

That definitely sounds like your mom has dementia.

I do understand what you're saying. People should refrain from judgment about other people's families when they have no idea what goes on - or went on in the past - in that family. Sometimes there are very good reasons to put some distance. I am sure going home after 30 years is not going to be easy at all - I wish you luck. I hope you're staying some place else. That is one thing that has saved my sanity many times. Simply stay in a hotel, if you can afford it.